Comic Relief launches £4m fund for young people without secure places to live

The Safe, Secure, Settled fund offers grants of between £100k and £500k to projects around the world

A Depaul UK homelessness project funded by Comic Relief
A Depaul UK homelessness project funded by Comic Relief

Comic Relief has today launched a new £4m fund that will give grants to projects that use sport to improve the lives of young people without secure places to live.

The grant-maker said its Safe, Secure, Settled fund would offer grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 to projects in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil and Kenya.

Comic Relief said it would invest the funds over a period of between two and four years in organisations that used sport to "help young people without a safe or secure place to live gain the vital skills and resources they need to lead safe and positive lives".

The announcement comes as the charity approaches the end of a week of events for this year’s Sport Relief, which will culminate in a television fundraiser broadcast live on the BBC tomorrow night.

Sue Wicks, head of investment at Comic Relief, said: "We passionately believe that every young person deserves to have a safe, warm and stable place to live.

"I’ve been lucky enough to see first hand what an incredibly powerful tool sport can be, not only in developing confidence and self-esteem, but also in creating long-lasting social change.

"We’re excited to support even more projects in the UK and around the world that are using sport to change the lives of vulnerable young people."

The deadline for applications is midday on 14 June.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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